A FABULOUS FAIR ALPHABET

Spike: Ugliest Dog in the Universe Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier On the Day You Were Born A Birthday Cake Is No Ordinary Cake A Fabulous Fair Alphabet The Incredible Water Show by Debra Frasier Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier
Pet Story
Workshop
Vocabulary
Parades
Birthday Celebrations,
Writing Workshop, and a Play
Alphabet Fair
Word Carnival
A Water
Play
Outdoor
Collecting

BOOK EVENT: Build Vocabulary, Creativity & Community

A Fabulous Fair Alphabet Book Event

Create an Alphabet Fair

Transform the school carnival into
a vocabulary building event! Download the instruction booklet.

BOOK EVENT & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Looking for Spike's workshop materials? Click here.

 

ALPHABET FAIR INSTRUCTIONS GUIDE

Transform the school carnival into a Vocabulary Fair. Everyone wins words!
(PDF; 5 pages)

Fabulous Fair Banner Letters - Full Page Size

FABULOUS FAIR BANNER LETTERS

Make your own word banners, game signs, or photo booth alphabet.

 

Full page letters

Half-page letters

Quarter-page letters

A Fabulous Fair Storytime Kit

A FABULOUS FAIR STORYTIME

A creative approach for librarians and teachers by Debra Frasier and Kimberly Faurot

 

Storytelling Kit

Bibliography

R E A D Letters (all on one sheet)

R E A D LETTERS

Turn a cereal box into a tiny puppet stage.

 

All letters on one page (as shown).

Each letter on individual pages.

Barn Box Theather and Stick Puppets

BARN BOX THEATER & STICK PUPPETS

Turn a cereal box into a tiny puppet stage.
PDF

Find Your Fabulous Fair Game Card

GAME CARD

Find Your Fabulous Fair Alphabet!

Take the card to a fair or anywhere. Write your words on the game card, recording two words for each letter of the alphabet. Watch the "Play the Game!" video further down on this page.

Download a blue ribbon or a ribbon to color.

WIN A RIBBON!

Print this ribbon to award word collecting.

 

Full color ribbon

Black and white ribbon

Sarah Parson and Ben Braden of

DOWNLOAD THE SONG:
“I WANT TO GO TO THE FAIR”

Sarah Parson and Ben Braden of "The Lower 48" rehearse created a song just for the Fair! Download from iTunes.

 

A Virtual Fair Visit Slideshow

How the Book Was Made Slideshow

Videos

Minnesota State Fair
Alphabet Forest Project
Play the Game!
Find YOUR Fabulous Fair Alphabet
 

About the Book

“...a homage to state fairs everywhere.”

– New York Times

“A tribute to that most American of institutions: the country fair.”

– The Washington Post

Miss Alaineus illustration

C
is for
Cotton
Candy

Twenty-six letters follow the arc of a day at the Fair. Using actual fair-sign letters these eye-popping collages are as vibrant as a Ferris wheel at night!

A Fabulous Fair Alphabet book jacket
Miss Alaineus illustration

M and N
are for
Midway
Nights!